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#1 Old 08-24-2009, 07:11 AM
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Car wash and STI Wing

I just got an '07 Sti and wanted to ask everyone if they take their cars through a car wash? I was concerned about the wing being damaged. What have your experiences been with your STi's wing and the carwash?
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I just got an '07 Sti and wanted to ask everyone if they take their cars through a car wash? I was concerned about the wing being damaged. What have your experiences been with your STi's wing and the carwash?
It won't get damaged. I took mine through the car wash all the time.

My name is Ken and I am a HP Junkie.
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Yea ive taken mine a few times and nothing happened to it. Ours stick out more than yours too, so you should be good.

rollin on 17's now and they're dirty
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IMO...i dont like drive thru car washes...too much shit on those rolling brushes..espically with black paint..tons of fine scratches...
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I agree. I only ever take my car to touchless carwashes with the water jets.. and I only do that if I absolutely have to - a.k.a. it's too cold to do it by hand or I'm feeling extremely lazy.

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you just bought an expensive car. take care of it and don't take it through drive through car washes. especially with black!!
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I didnt realize that car wash cause small scratchs. I will not be lazy and do the hand wash. But during the winter when my delicate hands might get cold, i will find a brushless car wash.

Thank you for the advice.
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Black is a tough color anyway...even when you was it yourself your going to wind up with swirl marks...not much you can do about it. I wanted a black WRX but i didnt want to go through that..so i went with silver...so even when its dirty, it still looks clean
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